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Alexander names new chief of staff

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U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)  has named a new chief of staff for his D. C. office.  This after being informed Wednesday morning that law enforcement agents were conducting a search of the personal residence of Ryan Loskarn, who has been chief of staff of my Washington, D.C., office, regarding allegations involving child pornography.

Senator Alexander released the following statement Wednesday evening:

"I have named David Cleary as my chief of staff. David has worked with me for eight years and fortunately is well-prepared to step into this position."

David Cleary has served as Alexander's legislative director since 2011 and as Republican staff director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee since 2012. He has been working with Alexander since 2006. Cleary previously served as a staff member on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce under then-Chairman John Boehner (R-Ohio), and as a legislative analyst for the U.S. Department of Education. Cleary earned a B.A. in Political Science and Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Loskarn was placed on administrative leave without pay.

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